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Electrifying, erotic, terrifying - the fourth book in the Vampire Chronicles is as rich, as violent, as sensual as the three runaway bestsellers that preceded it.

1992. Miami. Lestat, Vampire-hero, rockstar, seducer of millions - is desperate to be free from the nightmare of his own immortality. Lestat yearns to be reborn a man, to think and feel and breathe like a mortal to walk in the sun, to regain his soul, and in a search for a return to mortality, travels through many lands and many times, from the New Orleans of today to 19th-century London, from 18th-century Amsterdam to the Amazon jungles. And all the while he is stalked by the one living being - the body thief - who covets Lestat's power and immortality and is only too eager too give him what he wants - his own mortal body.

Lestat, ignoring the warnings of those he trusts, ultimately surrenders his vampire body. The body thief vanishes. Chaos ensues and the newly mortal Lestat is left to discover what he has forgotten - the anguish of being human - the suffering, the weakness, the fragility of the ordeal of human life.

Reviews

Supernatural horror that seems to have everything - passions, originality, imagination, narrative power, kinky sexuality and a superbly drawn otherworldly protagonist

The Washington Post

An enchanting tale

Publishers Weekly

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099548126

    April 29, 2010

    Arrow

    688 pages

    RRP $22.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099471394

    January 3, 2005

    Arrow

    688 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Anne Rice

Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis
Large Print: The Wolves of Midwinter
Large Print: Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chroincles
The Wolves of Midwinter
Prince Lestat
The Wolf Gift
Of Love and Evil
Memnoch The Devil
The Vampire Armand
Merrick
Blood And Gold
Blackwood Farm
Blood Canticle
Called Out of Darkness
Angel Time
Christ the Lord The Road to Cana
Christ The Lord
Lasher
The Witching Hour
The Mummy
Cry To Heaven
New Tales Of The Vampires
Vittorio, The Vampire
Pandora

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Eragon
The Glittering Court
Eldest
The Devil's Detective
The Woman In Black
Dracula
Prince Lestat
Ghostly
The Brockenspectre
Touched
Hellboy
The Orphan Choir
The Quickening